Should I have folded to his raise?

dwbrown7680

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I had been playing at the table for about 70 hands, and had taken 3 bad beats from the player in question and one other guy within those 70. Had determined that i was either building the $50 back up or just leaving after I lost it. Then this hand comes up, and the rest as they say, is history:

pokerstars Game #12119588991: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50) -
2007/09/17 - 22:02:30 (ET)
Table 'Diomedes II' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: schemr ($78.90 in chips)
Seat 2: CodeDog24 ($8.50 in chips)
Seat 3: dwbrown7680 ($19.75 in chips)
Seat 4: sparky1863 ($34.55 in chips)
Seat 5: pocketpimp13 ($55.75 in chips)
Seat 6: Grass_Hoppa1 ($122.75 in chips)
CodeDog24: posts small blind $0.25
dwbrown7680: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dwbrown7680 [Ad Ah]
sparky1863: folds
pocketpimp13: raises $1 to $1.50
Grass_Hoppa1: folds
schemr: folds
CodeDog24: folds
dwbrown7680: raises $3.50 to $5
pocketpimp13: calls $3.50
*** FLOP *** [Jh 4s Jd]
dwbrown7680: bets $4.50
pocketpimp13: raises $23.50 to $28
dwbrown7680: calls $10.25 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Jh 4s Jd] 9♥
*** RIVER *** [Jh 4s Jd 9h] 7♣
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwbrown7680: shows [Ad Ah] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
pocketpimp13: shows [Jc Ac] (three of a kind, Jacks)
pocketpimp13 collected $37.80 from pot
dwbrown7680 said, "unreal"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $39.75 | Rake $1.95
Board [Jh 4s Jd 9h 7c]
Seat 1: schemr (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: CodeDog24 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: dwbrown7680 (big blind) showed [Ad Ah] and lost with two pair,
Aces and Jacks
Seat 4: sparky1863 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: pocketpimp13 showed [Jc Ac] and won ($37.80) with three of a
kind, Jacks
Seat 6: Grass_Hoppa1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

By the time he reraised me, it was $10 more into a pot of $30 and I had Aces.....just can't justify a fold here, wanting to see if some of yall disagree.
 
stormswa

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these kinds of hands are totally read dependent. Like you said though you didnt have that much left behind after your flop C-bet. I really dont know how to respond to this because like I said its really up to what you know of the player. Most say if you dont know its always best just to fold? Sorry cant be much help on this one.
 
Schatzdog

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Try not to post the results as you won't get back true feedback.

Regardless of the play this is almost an impossible fold given your state of mind. I'm not saying a fold is correct or not. You started at $50 and have been chipped away. Then you get Aces and some action against your enemy, so the chips are pretty much going in regardless. Your mind wouldn't even contemplate any other action.

Being short-stacked this is a pretty easy call imho but I think the lesson to be learned is more about mental/emotional control.
 
blankoblanco

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impossible fold with the odds you're getting, as well as table conditions (he can easily think you're tilting). very few hands in his range containing a J or 44. QQ is actually more likely, if not something like TT or all sorts of other stupid 50NL type hands. i'm never folding in that spot
 
dwbrown7680

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I didnt view it as an emotional call/hand. I was just stating that because of the beats I had taken, I didnt feel like investing anymore in the table, and if I lost what i still had there, I was going to call it at that and just leave/cut my losses. Sorry if it was inferred as though I was doing it out of anger/spite/etc.
 
Schatzdog

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Yip, cool.

Call. There are lots of hands, as Combuboom said, that you beat that play like this and you're getting great odds.
 
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